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Screenshots of Dapper Drake

If you simply can't wait, OSDir have some screenshots from the first build of Ubuntu 6.04 – Dapper Drake. See it for yourself! Quote: Ubuntu 6.04 (Dapper Drake) daily builds have hit the Ubuntu servers. Dapper's goals: Substantial polish and integration of the existing desktop environment is the primary desktop goal, for both Ubuntu (GNOME) […]

Automated Apt Updates on Debian Sarge

Howtoforge has yet another guide to Debian – the title says it all! Read it here! Quote: The basis of this HowTo is for Automated Apt updates/upgrades. Everynight on all of my servers I have a script which runs performing the updates and upgrades to packages currently installed. This sounds simple, but isn't default on […]

Ubuntu in Wales

Yet another Ubuntu review – this time at – “Thanks for more than just another Linux distribution” Here's again lots of praise:Quote: The Ubuntu team can't get all the credit for Breezy. They simply put the best-of-the-best software into one distribution, tested the integration and packaged it very well. But they could not have […]

Vserver on Sarge

5dollarwhitebox (?) has made a howto about Linux-Vserver on Debian Sarge- The full tutorial is here:Quote: Linux-VServer allows you to create virtual private servers and security contexts which operate like a normal Linux server, but allow many independent servers to be run simultaneously in one box at full speed. All services, such as ssh, mail, […]

Solaris Kernel in Debian Distro

On they have a comment to the recent Debian/Solaris-hybrid distribution. Quote: In fact, Sun Microsystems also thinks that the GNU/Solaris effort to combine Solaris and Debian is a good thing for the OpenSolaris community. “We're thrilled to hear about this marriage of the the OpenSolaris technology with the Debian-based Ubuntu technology,” Claire Giordano, product […]

Ubuntu Server – possibly the best server distro ever? has a very short comment to Ubuntu Server – and they recommend it very much! The article is named: Ubuntu Server – possibly the best server distro in the world … ever? Quote: Now ubuntu have released a version of their os tailored as a server distro. The ubuntu server edition comes with no […]

Everyday Linux gripes

Matthew Newton at PC World comments the small problems using his trusted Thinkpad with Ubuntu installed. He generalises from this Gnome-experience and writes his comments here: Quote: As you already know, if I have to sit down in front of a computer, I want it to be running the Gnome desktop on Linux. I've watched […]

A couple of SimplyMEPIS video's

Robin Miller, author of “Point and Click Linux”, has created 2 videos for MEPIS. has the news, but the videos are here: Video with a tour of MEPIS OOo Draw tutorial on MEPIS

Taking Linux On The Road With Ubuntu

Toms Hardware have had a look at the latest hardware: Ubuntu! (On a USB memory gizmo) They have the article right here!Quote: Two products were merged into one to create the Ubuntu H2 Micro USB Drive. A tiny 1″ hard drive with 3 GB capacity by Cornice was teamed up with the Debian-based Linux distribution […]

Xen on Debian

Want to try Xen and the Art of Debian? HowtoForge has made a perfect tutorial for you how to set up Xen on Debian. Read all about the setup here. Quote: This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen (version 2) on a Debian Sarge (3.1) system. It should apply to Ubuntu systems […]

Damn Small Linux 2.0 RC2

The second release candidate for DSL 2.0 has been released – again with a bunch of bugfixes and additions. Screenshot tour included. Read the release note.Quote: Changelog for 2.0RC2:1. Added more base timezones2. Enhanced LTmodem detection.3. Corrected myDSL menu with persistent home usage4. Updated kernel with SATA module support.5. Enhanced Siag external load to use […]

Comments on Ubuntu's DB2 certification have had a look at the consequences and received some comments regarding the recent certification of Ubuntu. You can read the comments here.Quote: For years, Red Hat and SUSE have dominated the enterprise Linux distribution space. But that duopoly may be in trouble, because the Debian-based GNU/Linux-derived Ubuntu has a little help from Big […]

Status from the armeb branch

Lennert Buytenhek has posted a brief update on the progress of the big-endian arm port, armeb. In case you're not quite aware of what/who the armeb branch is, check it here. The status is —> Hi, The armeb port has seen steady progress in the recent weeks. Buildingthe armeb version of sarge is nearing completion, […]

Quake IV on Ubuntu

I think the title says it all! I guess all the guys & girls at are playing Quake now. Enjoy the how-to here:Quote: As soon as I read the news on Slashdot that id Software's just released Quake 4 was already available as both a Linux client and game server, I ran out and […]

Ubuntu conference videos available

On TheFridge, you'll find some UBZ Lightning Talk videos – A “lightning talk” is a quick presentation that outlines one topic and is a good way to get updated on the large variety of work being done. The article is easy read. You can also find some notes from the presentations. Oh, and the ogg […]

Ubuntu has been certified by IBM as "Ready for DB2"

Ubuntu has just reached a major milestone and been certified as “Ready for IBM DB2 Software for Linux” The press release: Quote: Ubuntu Certified for IBM DB2London 9th November 2005 : Ubuntu is moving into Enterprise computing with IBM's certificationof Ubuntu as “Ready for IBM DB2 Software for Linux”. Ubuntu has successfully gone through the […]

Debian Weekly News 45/2005

This weeks DWN has arrived – containing items about Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Live CD, Creating SSL Certificates on Debian and Debian Conference: Call for Papers. —————————————————————————Debian Weekly News Weekly News – November 8th, 2005————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 45th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter forthe Debian community. Nathanael Nerode [1]tried to solve some of theproblems […]

Report from Debian Java Meeting

Arnaud Vandyck has posted the minutes from the DevJam meeting 2005-09-23, where one of the key benefits were that several Java people from different distributions meet for the first time. —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—–Hash: SHA1 Hi, This is the (long awaited) report from the DevJam (Debian JavaMeeting) from Oldenburg (September 23 2005)[0]. You can find […] 2.0 for Debian

Here's a nice guide on how to install OpenOffice 2.0 on Debian. No, the article doesn't say “apt-get”! Jon Watson describes it all here. Quote: In this introductory article, Jon Watson provides an easy guide to installing the new Open Office source on non-rpm Linux systems. The emphasis is on the use of alien to […]

Debian/Solaris-distribution Alpha 1 released

Nexenta OS has released the first Alpha version of their Debian/Solaris-hybrid. Screenshot tour is also included. As we mentioned here, there is a Debian GNU/Linux built on Solaris on it's way. You can read a lot more about it here. Download the pre-alpha here. Have a look here to see the screenshot tour.

Build a DNS server on Debian

Here's a tutorial on how you can create your own DNS server using Debian. You find the toturial at howtoforge:Quote: This article will show you how to build a complete DNS System with Debian. This includes a Master server, a Slave server, DDNS, and a bunch of DNSSEC. I'll be using BIND 9 for the […]

Commitment to Kubuntu

On the recent Ubuntu Below Zero conference, Mark Shuttleworth confirmed the commitment to Kubuntu. The Kubuntu community is thrilled:Quote: Kubuntu developer Jonathan Riddell said how pleased he was at the success of Kubuntu, “KDE is a great platform to base our distribution off and we will continue to work closely with KDE developers to make […]

Planet Debian

PlanetDebian has currently an overview of the Debian versions and a small hint about how to get Quacke IV to run on Debian. As the newsflow is a bit slow at the moment, you could have a look at PlanetDebian to enjoy yourself in the world of Debian GNU/Linux.

More Ubuntu praise

The Daily Record have discovered Ubuntu and seems to enjoy it! It was spotted on The Fridge. Read the short and happy article here:Quote: Twelve months ago Ubuntu barely registered on the Distrowatch ( list of favourite OSes. In the past six months it's soared to number one, beating distributions from major global companies – […]

Basic Iptables on Debian Sarge

HowtoForge have written a tutorial on how to use Iptables uding Debian. Here you are:Quote: This document will serve as a basic how-to on using iptables. I am in no way an iptables guru, but have been using it like this for quite a while. If I've made any mistakes please don't hesitate to email […]

Debian based GNU/Solaris, anyone?

On the Ubuntu maillists, Alex Ross has announced Nexenta OS – a distribution that tries to combine the best from Debian GNU/Linux and Solaris. Read the announcement here.Quote: This is to announce Nexenta: the first-ever distribution that combines GNU andOpenSolaris. As you might know, Sun Microsystems just opened Solaris kernel underCDDL license, which allows one […]

Simply 3.3.3

Update on SimplyMEPIS development – it seems they have released a SimplyMepis (Simply) 3.3.3 but that a 3.3.4 is close to be released. Check if you can interpret the message on SimplyMEPIS 3.3.2 was replaced with Simply 3.3.3, which is a great build and includes 2.0 and Mozilla Thunderbird. I'm sorry most of […]

Debian Weekly News 44/2005

The latest DWN is here – it contains Berlinux Event Report, Automatic Building Kernel Modules and a lot more… —————————————————————————Debian Weekly News Weekly News – November 1st, 2005————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 44th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter forthe Debian community. Nathanael Nerode [1]reported that current GCCversions support the old i386 processor again and […]

Reviews: Ubuntu 5.10 Breezy Badger

Enjoy all the 5.10 reviews! So far:, tectonic + update, tectonic technical, Ars Tecnica, Debcentral, LinuxToday, geektimelinux, DistroWatch, Oreillynet, a blogger who switches from M$, Technetra, Tuxmachines, and Shane Hugart. Screenshot tour: 3x OSDir The installer detected all of my hardware, and even found and configured a wireless card that I've consistently […]

Graphical Debian installer

MadPenguin have been so poilte to collect the different information and screenshots about the upcomming graphical installer for Debian. You can start your investigation into the new world here at MadPenguin. Quote: The Debian Weekly News for October 25th, 2005 discusses the upcoming graphical frontend to the debian-installer as part of the most recent minutes […]

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